BriarPatch Co-op: The Art of Small Plates – Farmers Market Celebration

Also called Tapas, Mazetim, Mezze, Antipasti, and Izakaya, small plates are a manner of dining which have become very popular in recent years. It is a simple yet sophisticated way to entertain and impress your guests with variety of flavors using seasonal fresh farmers market produce. We will discuss how to create amazing dishes with simple ingredients and little effort. We will cook a few Mediterranean inspired dishes perfect for warm summer gatherings such as: Roasted Pepper Salad, Oven-roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant Carpaccio, Fresh Cucumber Dill Salad, Fresh Spicy Tomato Salad, Roasted Asparagus, and Savory Stuffed Puff Pastry (burekas). I might have a few surprises depending on what’s available at the market. This is a feast you won’t want to miss.

Co-op Cooking Classes are held in the BriarPatch Co-op Community Cooking School at 648 Zion St. in Nevada City. Only 10 students per class, so sign up early. $30 for BriarPatch owners, $35 for non-owners. Sign up online or with Hilary, 272-5333 x134, classes@briarpatch.coop. 48-hour cancellation deadline.